Shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, eight people were injured, one seriously, in a DUI crash in Fremont. While traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Ardenwood Boulevard, the 35-year-old male driver of a Toyota pickup truck collided with a southbound minivan, the impact sending it into a tractor-trailer. Emergency responders transported the 76-year-old female driver of the minivan to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The driver of the truck, as well as six others, was also injured. Authorities arrested him on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.
“California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for those injured in auto accidents for which they were not at-fault,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. “Accident victims may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver in order to receive compensation for the cost of their recoveries.”
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 528 people in Fremont in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 72 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the city that year, with the OTS ranking Fremont 36th out of 53 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of DUI crashes; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the eight people who were injured in the DUI crash.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this Fremont collision.
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